Sorry but no. However, there are other on that thread that have. I did my comparison shopping and testing when I received my Kickstarter kit from Blink and re-did the comparison when Blink went public with their camera system some time later. Arlo is nice, but Blink Won me over.
I use a Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-IW that I got from Aliexpress with a modified version of the Generic Video Device handler that can be found on this forum. It works great, can do both live feeds and photo taking.
However it doesn’t seem to work with SHM’s ‘take video’ feature, so you’d need to handle that yourself.
My primary requirement for a camera was that it not stream to the internet (unless I specifically set something up, like I did with device handler) and no open ports. This is why I opted not to use any of the Blink / Nest / etc. types.
In case anyone else is using a non-cloud / Samsung camera, you can integrate through Blue Iris which is camera monitoring software (I was already using it). There’s a SmartApp already available to integrate with it, so you can set the modes and get motion alerts.
Hi guys, im also on the market for basic monitoring cameras. Id like to use one of the camera as a baby monitor that would have 2 way voice and that I could look at continously without motion detection, would Blink be suitable for that?
Q: What camera can be controlled in the smartthings app?
Samsung HD camera can be directly integrated into ST, however as I already tested it, it SUCKS!
Blink can be integrated into ST via 3rd party integration above.
Q:allow motion to be selected
Blink can detect motion and send notification but mostly after it records a clip. You can still use it as a direct motion sensor, but you will need to set the clip length to 1 second. That defits the purpose of the video recording, but may serv as a motion camera when you are home.
Q: take video only when trigged
Blink takes video clps 60seconds long without @RBoy integration and upto 120 seconds with his code. And is always triggered by motion.
Q: Live view?
Yes, if you use the 3rd party integration in ST, you can access the Blink live view and photo capability.
Is it safe to say the Samsung cameras are a waste I have been reading about @rboys dth for blink and also he is very active when it comes to aupport. My only other question would be are the.blink cameras with rboys dth better then the slink or foscam?
And to answer, I am not certain on D-link and Foscam. I have also tested generic WiFi cameras from China and ST. My experiance is a headache when integrating them and the problem of directly securing them for the non-IT community mambers. For most, the hardest thing should be to copy and past the DTH into ST IDE. With other cameras, you may run into situation of having to locate their dedicated URLs and searching the community for how they are used in i.e., ActionTiles.
For more info on those, you should ask the creator @RBoy
Sorry to be a pest I forgot 1 camera brand…arlo q…it’s powered & not wireless but is the integration with smartthings seamless considering it’s netgear? I guess the other thing about the arlo would be motion control & in app viewing.
Thank you for this advice. I also use HikVision, have you tried using these with ActionTiles? I have spent £1k on HikVision so would like to integrate this into ActionTiles if possible - just to view is fine.